Candidate for President – Brian Murphy, Moncton South
Brian Murphy was born in Moncton, New Brunswick on March 17, 1961. He attended local schools and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Laws from University of New Brunswick and a Master of Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1986 and the Law Society of Ontario in 1988, he practiced in Toronto before returning home to Moncton to practice law which he has done ever since.
He ran for and was successful for the post of City Council, Ward 1 in Moncton’s East End in 1992, re-elected in 1995 and he served until running for Mayor in 1998, serving two terms until 2004. During that time, Moncton’s Sportsplex was built, a water treatment plant was opened and the City was declared officially bilingual, the first in Canada, among other achievements.
Mr. Murphy was nominated for the Liberal Party in the riding of Moncton/Riverview/Dieppe in 2004 and was elected in 2005 and 2008,and served until 2011. During that time, he was Liberal Justice Critic, Atlantic Caucus Chair and a member of the Justice Committee, Human Rights Committee, and the Official Languages Committee.
Since his departure from elected politics Mr. Murphy has been an inaugural member of the Louis J. Robichaud Club, a continuing member of the Laurier Club, and has aided Premiers Graham, Gallant and leader Vickers in fund raising and organization at the local and provincial levels.
He is an ardent Liberal who has answered every call from the Party to fund raise, to organize and to get out the vote.
He is married to the former Jacqueline Richard and has three grown children, Maeve, Megan and Bronwyn and is active in community affairs such as The Capitol Theatre Foundation, The Joggins Fossil Institute, and other community groups which he has supported in the past and continues to do so.
Mr. Murphy seeks the presidency of the New Brunswick Liberal Party to improve its structure, its energy, its funding and its effectiveness in supporting local candidates.